SCGA Embraces Diversity and Celebrates Inclusiveness

June 03, 2020

As one of the largest regional golf associations in the U.S., the SCGA has one of the most diverse memberships in the nation with 175,000 women and men who enjoy the game of golf at public and private courses. Through our SCGA Junior Golf Foundation, a diverse group of 6,300 young people have $1-5 green fee and driving range access thanks to partnership with public and municipal golf facilities. We also mentor young people through our golf youth development programs conducted in partnership or collaboration with public golf courses. The young people we reach, teach, serve and support are the future of golf.

Our members, member clubs and juniors aren’t just golfers, they’re members of our broader society. We know where golf has been historically. We know where it must go to have a lasting future. The platform for golf’s future must be based on thoughtfulness, understanding and acknowledgement. If golf remains committed to those three attributes, meaningful sports and social progress remains possible.

At the SCGA and SCGA Junior Golf Foundation, we embrace our diversity and celebrate our inclusiveness. We resoundingly reject bigotry, intolerance and racial animus. There’s no place for those social perspectives in golf or anywhere else in civil society. And we intend to see that it stays that way as we help our members pursue their passion. The future of golf must be more accessible, affordable and welcoming to women, men and young people of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Achieving that future is at the heart of our mission.

Read Golf Digest and GolfWeek’s articles pertaining to diversity in our sport.


Fred MacFarlane
President, SCGA

Suzanne Kelley
President, SCGA Junior Golf Foundation
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